Charter schools are free public schools of choice that are founded by parents, teachers, or community members. Charter schools provide a different type of educational program than traditional public schools. Each charter school has its own governing board and a contract with either a school district or the state’s Charter School Institute.
Students must open enroll into charter schools. Check with the individual charter school to learn about enrollment dates and the application process.
There are about 150 Colorado charter schools serving more than 56,000 students.
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